Quick overview

Name of degree programmeSocial Work
Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications FrameworkMaster (2. cycle)
Qualification awardedMaster of Arts in Social Sciences, MA
Field of study (ISCED-F Code)0923 - Social work and counselling
Mode of studyPart-time studies
Length of programme4 semester
Course timesFriday noon to Friday evening, Saturday all day, in the 1st semester Thursday evening online courses, classroom courses as part of context programme - Thursday evening or 2 block weeks per semester.
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Social Space Work
Number of credits120 ECTS
Language of instructionGerman, some lectures in English
Mobility windowOptional: Participation in international conferences can be credited by agreement
Academic calendarView the academic calendar
Examination regulations and grading scaleView the examination regulations and grading scale
Final examinationOral master's examination
Costs No tuition fees, student union fee Euro 21,20/semester
Commencing studiesSeptember
Specific admission requirementsBachelor’s degree or diploma in Social Work (at least 180 ECTS), diploma from the Academy of Social Work, social or human sciences-related study or equivalent post-secondary qualification with a psychosocial focus (conditions by individual agreement)
Application  Apply now - deadline for application for the winter semester: 15. May

The master’s degree in Social Work: new professional perspectives and expanded skills for your day-to-day work with people!

The diverse and complex social fields of action in our society place extremely high requirements on social work and the people who take up social work professionally. Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences is responding to these challenges, and with the master’s degree in Social Work offers internationally recognised training with the following areas of specialisation:

  • Clinical Social Work and
  • Social Space Work.

The degree contents enable a wide range of different focuses for your professional future, with diverse fields of action and target groups.

Students will increase their skills in the following fields:

  • In-depth and cutting-edge expertise in the field of their specialisation
  • Leadership skills
  • Advanced research skills

FH Vorarlberg is unique among Austrian universities of Applied Sciences in offering students the opportunity to mix and match courses and interests. You have scope to choose the study content in the 2. and 3. semesters. You will research, push boundaries and look into areas of personal interest.

Advantages of studying a master’s degree programme at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences:

  • Small groups: intensive personal support
  • The degree programme is closely linked to the social facilities in the region
  • Semester dates are tailored to the needs of those in employment – high levels of exchange with fellow students
  • Supportive facilities to bring together study, work and private lives and to achieve personal learning objectives
  • Research projects in which you work with real social issues
  • No tuition fees

Collaboration with research

FH Vorarlberg is one of the leading research Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria. Study and research are closely linked. The master‘s degree in Social Work offers you the entrance to research and development.

Contact Social Work MA

Astrid Hirschauer
Advice & Registration — Social Work MA

+43 5572 792 5300

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Dipl. Sozialarbeiterin Uta Skowranek
Programme Director Master`s Degree Social Work Management Bachelor`s Degree Social Work

+43 5572 792 5310

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